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Old 2019-01-19, 20:52   #12
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The output to do with network controllers is :

00:f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 200 series PCH SMBus Controller

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04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.,Ltd RTL8169 PCI gigabit Ethernet Controller (Rev 10)

Not sure if that's what you're interested in.
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Old 2019-01-19, 21:21   #13
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The output to do with network controllers is :

00:f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 200 series PCH SMBus Controller

....

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.,Ltd RTL8169 PCI gigabit Ethernet Controller (Rev 10)

Not sure if that's what you're interested in.
I can't find a solution, but maybe put in a card that is known to work with Ubuntu,

Code:
apt-cache search Realtek | grep realtek
firmware-realtek - Binary firmware for Realtek wired/wifi/BT adapters
But you might only get 100Mbs.

Edit. Ubuntu needs sudo in front of the above command.

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Old 2019-01-20, 13:19   #14
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Am I meant to type both of those lines & the sudo as one string?
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Old 2019-01-20, 13:34   #15
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Am I meant to type both of those lines & the sudo as one string?
I think you are meant to type
Code:
sudo apt-cache search Realtek | grep realtek
and the next line is the output. However, if you are only listing packages, and not installing, you can skip the sudo.
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Am I meant to type both of those lines & the sudo as one string?
If you decide to go ahead and install it enter:

Code:
sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek

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Old 2019-01-21, 14:14   #17
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If firmware-realtek doesn't come with the installation and is rather online, then I've got no way of installing it with apt-get.

I'm going to ubuntuforums but if anyone's got any good suggestions please suggest.
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If firmware-realtek doesn't come with the installation and is rather online, then I've got no way of installing it with apt-get.

I'm going to ubuntuforums but if anyone's got any good suggestions please suggest.
You might have switch on non-free software (or similar) on in the repositories.

If that fails, download to the disk the latest firmware-realtek and run in the same directory:
Code:
sudo dpkg -i firmware-realtek.deb
This looks like a good candidate, it is called firmware-realtek_20161130-4_all.deb. So install this one.

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Old 2019-01-21, 16:18   #19
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Failing the above, plug in your network card and run lspci again to identify it. Maybe it better supported than the RT8169.

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Old 2019-01-21, 20:40   #20
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Thanks for your posts paul.

I haven't failed yet.

I've downloaded firmware-realtek_2016_1130-4~deb8u1_all.deb

onto another machine. I can't get it onto the machine via a download (as the machine isn't connected to the net) so I thought I'd copy it onto a USB memory stick and transfer it. Is this a viable way forward?
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Thanks for your posts paul.

I haven't failed yet.

I've downloaded firmware-realtek_2016_1130-4~deb8u1_all.deb

onto another machine. I can't get it onto the machine via a download (as the machine isn't connected to the net) so I thought I'd copy it onto a USB memory stick and transfer it. Is this a viable way forward?
Sure. Either run it directly on the usb drive after it has mounted or copy to the hard drive and use dpkg -i on it. No harm will be done if fails for your card -- the rt8169.

If it does not work, identify the plugged-in card instead, repeat and rinse.

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Old 2019-01-22, 04:55   #22
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I might have goofed in two ways:

One: Ubuntu 18.04 is based on Debian 10 Buster/Sid (unstable) and the corresponding realtek firmware is https://packages.debian.org/buster/firmware-realtek

Two: Your 8169 is not covered with this firmware anyway.

Therefore I recommend you fit a new NIC into a PCI slot and run lspci or know that the NIC is 18.04 compatible

Sorry for the confusion
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